Gothic Style

Gothic Style

Gothic design thrived throughout Europe, from the 12th to 16th century. It was directly related to the architectural achievements of the era, which allowed for taller ceilings, larger windows and great halls and is characterized by pointed arches and vaulted openings.

Stained glass also appeared during this time.

Gothic furniture design was inspired by this architecture, so it is generally rectangular in shape, very solid, has mythical and religious themed carvings, and much ironwork is evidence.

To create your new world, old-world look use fabrics like mohair velvet, horsehair, leather and suede. Use stencil work to create the effect of Gothic carvings. Decorate with wrought-iron furniture and accessories. Hang quilts, tapestries or other textiles loosely draped.